Frisco Jenny

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Orphaned and pregnant after the 1906 earthquake, Jenny (Ruth Chatterton) tries to survive in the ruins of San Francisco. After the baby is born, she meets a crooked lawyer named Steve (Louis Calhern), who introduces her to the underworld. She is jailed for one of Steve's crimes, and her son is sent to a foster home. Emerging from prison, Jenny becomes the madam at a large brothel and builds a powerful crime syndicate, while her son, Dan (Donald Cook), rises to become the district attorney.

Cast

Donald Cook
as Dan Reynolds
Ruth Chatterton
as Frisco Jenny Sandoval
Louis Calhern
as Steve Dutton
James Murray
as Dan McAllister
Hallam Cooley
as Willie Gleason
Pat O'Malley
as O'Hoolihan
Frank McGlynn Sr.
as Good Book Charlie
Robert E. O'Connor
as Jim Sandoval
Franklin Parker
as Martell, a Newspaperman
Willard Robertson
as Police Captain
Edwin Maxwell
as Tom Ford
Nella Walker
as Mrs. Reynolds
Berton Churchill
as Mr. Reynolds
Buster Phelps
as Dan as a child
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Critic Reviews for Frisco Jenny

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  • ... the scenes of the homeless lining up along the streets with what's left of their possessions echoes with the armies of homeless in the 1932 depression.

    April 3, 2009 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Frisco Jenny

  • Jan 04, 2012
    What an intense drama! I really liked this movie, it was so sad, borderline melodramatic, and realistic. A great pre-code film, if you like them you should see this one. The story is brilliantly put together, the actors are great, and it's got a realistic feel through to the sad ending. I highly recommend it.
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